National EMS Academy Certifications

EMT
   • 184 classroom hours
   • 24 clinical hours
   • Assists EMT-Paramedic level personnel with advanced patient care on-scene.
   • Performs CPR, checks vital signs, and immobilizes and splints fractures.
   • Eligible to work on an ambulance after successful completion of the National Registry exam.
   • Average starting salary $28,000 - $30,000
   • Technical Competency Area (TCA)

EMT-Paramedic
   • 580 Classroom hours
   • 480 field experience hours
   • Performs advanced cardiac life support procedures like: administer drug therapy, performs defibrillation, advanced airway procedures, and interprets EKG readings.
   • Supervises subordinate medical care providers.
   • Works closely with emergency physicians and nurses.
   • Average starting salary $35,000 - $40,000.
   • Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)